Thursday, April 23, 2015

TCAF Unveils 2015 Poster

From the TCAF website.

Poster by Pascal Blanchet
Pascal Blanchet is a singular cartoonist and illustrator, whose books include White Rapids, Baloney, La Fugue, and Nocturne. They have been published in multiple languages by esteemed publishers Les Éditions de la Pastèque (French), Drawn & Quarterly (English), and Barbara Fiore (Spanish). 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Why Hillary Clinton's Controversial Campaign Logo Could Prove to Be a Winner

Steven Heller in The Atlantic.

Since anything to do with Hillary raises red (and blue) flags, critics assumed that the logo must be packed with symbolism. So, left-wingers were displeased that the arrow is red and points to the right, while right-wingers were annoyed that, when reversed, the arrow points left. 
Not since the Soviets ideologically censored art for geographical orientation—things facing West were forbidden—has the mere direction of anything been so disparaged. But that doesn’t mean Hillary’s logo should be given a free pass. The folks at FedEx, Tag Heuer, Amazon, and at least a dozen other corporations are justifiably upset because they have arrows in their logos, too—and how many arrows can the market bear? 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Buffalo News cartoonist Adam Zyglis wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize

For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) is awarded to Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News, who used strong images to connect with readers while conveying layers of meaning in a few words.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Why Garry Trudeau Is Wrong About "Charlie Hebdo"

David Frum responds to Garry Trudeau in The Atlantic.


In thanks for an award honoring his lifetime of achievement as a cartoonist, Trudeau used the occasion to denounce the murdered cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo. The Atlantic posted his remarks.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mention in "Power & Influence"

A cartoon I drew for Le Droit was mentioned in the article "Wanted: Political satire, the pure, gritty, unfiltered and critical stuff" in the spring issue of "Power & Influence", included in the current issue of The Hill Times.

John Baird had a long feud with Le Droit newspaper, and wouldn’t do interviews because he had a problem with an image that the paper’s cartoonist Guy Badeaux, aka Bado, drew of him. At the time, Mr. Baird was the Ontario Minister of Francophone Affairs in then premier Mike Harris’ Cabinet and the French-first Montfort hospital in Vanier was slated to close.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Drawn & Quarterly at 25

From the Drawn & Quarterly website.

Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels is an eight hundred-page thank-you letter to the cartoonists whose steadfast belief in a Canadian micro-publisher never wavered.